Windows Visa tips & tricks

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 downloadFolder Navigation

1. Getting around your PC – Folders look visually different, but with more choices navigation is even easier. Using the Navigation pane you can visually see the folder hierarchy and quickly find your destination.

2. Address bar – The arrows on the Address Bar open a fly-out to specific folders on your PC or network.

3. Classic Menus – If need you can return to the classic views just hit the ALT key. However, stay with the Windows Vista default configuration for better productivity. Continue reading “Windows Visa tips & tricks”

How to Use the Address Bar to Launch Programs or Web Page

Windows XP enhanced the functionality of the Address bar to make it easier to launch your favorite programs. You can add the Address bar to the taskbar on the bottom of your desktop. Then you can launch programs simply by entering their names in the Address bar. For example, to launch Calculator, simply enter calc in the Address bar. Anything you would normally enter in the Run box on the Start menu can be entered in the Address bar. The Address bar also lets you quickly go to any Web page you specify.

To add the Address bar to the taskbar:

1. Right-click an empty area on the taskbar.
2. Point to Toolbars, and then click Address.

Open the Address bar by double-clicking it.

How to speed up windows shearches

Windows can create an index of the files on your computer to speed up searching. To create this index, open Search, then choose Change preferences and then With Indexing Service (for faster local searches).